Monastery, Once Focus of Zoning Dispute, Now to Host Dalai Lama

August 30, 2006

Source: Times Union

On August 30, 2006 the Times Union reported, "His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyats -- head of the Tibetan state in exile, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize -- will be in Woodstock on Sept. 22... There, in the heart of the Catskills, the renowned spiritual leader will teach and break bread a day after participating in a meeting at the Menla Mountain Retreat and Conference Center in Phoenicia. Both events will follow a teach-in scheduled from Sept. 18-20 at the University at Buffalo, where he will receive an honorary doctorate and spend time with students and faculty. A speaking engagement in the school's 30,000-seat stadium will wrap up with an interfaith religious service. After leaving Woodstock, the Dalai Lama will head to New York City to teach at Tibet House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Tibetan civilization, its wisdom and special art of freedom."